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Title ix training students perry middle

  1. 1. Keeping Our Students Safe at Perry Middle
  2. 2. At Perry Middle School, we want to do all that we can to keep our students safe. Some times, students are victims of harassment and may not know what to do. Sometimes those who harass another student may not realize that what they are doing is against the law. Today we want to let you know about a law ( Title IX) that gives victims certain rights especially as it relates to harassment including sexual harassment/bullying.
  3. 3. HISTORY •Federal law Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, including sexual harassment in education programs and activities. •Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is the federal agency responsible for the enforcement of Title IX in schools. This agency took on oversight in 1980
  4. 4. Title IX Facts Law States: “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” Title IX protects students from harassment connected to any of the academic, educational, extracurricular, athletic and other programs or activities of the schools regardless of the location. Title IX protects students (male and female) from sexual harassment by anyone.
  5. 5. WHAT IS SEXUAL HARASSMENT? Sexual Harassment of a student interferes with a student’s right to receive an education free from discrimination. Sexual harassment is unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature. Sexual Harassment Can Be In the Form of: Verbal Harassment •Comments about a person’s body •Spreading rumors that may be considered sexual •Sexual remarks or accusations •Telling “dirty jokes” or stories when those who are listening are uncomfortable with what is being told
  6. 6. WHAT IS SEXUAL HARASSMENT? (cont.) Sexual Harassment can be in the form of Non-Verbal Harassment •Displaying or distributing sexually explicit drawings or pictures •Writing graffiti of a sexual nature •Sending crude or sexually descriptive e-mails or letters •Making obscene gestures Physical Harassment •Grabbing or touching oneself or another student in a sexual manner that is unwanted, uncomfortable, embarrassing or offensive •Sexual assault
  7. 7. Reporting Sexual Harassment Harassment should be reported to an administrator, teacher, or the Title IX Coordinator at each school. If a teacher witnesses sexual harassment occurring, the teacher will immediately report it to a school administrator. If a student witnesses sexual harassment occurring, that student should report this to their teacher, counselor, or an administrator. Students are encouraged to report incidents whether they are the victim or they witness this occurring to other students. Our concern is that all students feel safe at school. A counselor is always available to talk to students about this. Each school has a Title IX Coordinator who is responsible for overseeing issues dealing with harassment. Our Title IX Coordinator is Dr. Alfreda Fluellen-Hall.
  8. 8. SCHOOL’S RESPONSIBILITY When our school receives a complaint, we will •Promptly investigate, talk to all witnesses and look at all evidence •Determine what occurred •Take appropriate steps to resolve the situation •Contact parents to let them know about the situation •Not tolerate any form of retaliation against a student who reports harassment We will do all that we can to make certain our students feel safe at Perry Middle.

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